Music is in the air in Norfolk. Pianos are popping up all over town.
“Play Me I’m Yours” is the brainchild of artist Luke Jerram. He launched the public art project in 2008 in an effort to show how public music could create an impact on routine — and it has struck a chord with spontaneous audiences worldwide ever since. Jerram has placed more than 1,500 street pianos in some 50 cities across the globe.
“The nice thing about a piano on the street is that it changes of atmosphere of the street somehow, and you find that the music kind of transcends social barriers. So just today we had this opera singer turn up and play the most amazing music,” says Luke Jerram, the creator/artist behind the project.
THE PUBLIC PIANOS IN NORFOLK CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS.
- Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place
- Chrysler Museum of Art Perry Glass Studio, 745 Duke St.
- Glass Wheel Studio, 128 West Olney Rd.
- Governor’s School for the Arts, 254 Granby St.
- Hilton Norfolk, THE MAIN, 100 E. Main St.
- MacArthur Mall, 300 Monticello Ave.
- MacArthur Square, Bank Street & E. Plume Street
- Moses Myers House, 323 East Freemason St. (PHOTO)
- Naro Expanded Cinema, 1507 Colley Ave.
- Slover Library, 235 East Plume St.
- TWP – The Youth Movement, 700 E Olney Rd.
- Toast, 2406 Colonial Ave.
- Virginia Arts Festival, 440 Bank St.
You’re encouraged to post your videos, photos and stories about your interaction on http://streetpianos.com/norfolkva2017/
On social media, use the hashtag #streetpianosnorfolk
** The pianos will be donated to schools and/or non-profits when the project is over.